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Pope Francis has referred to "so many Muslim brothers and sisters" during a Good Friday procession dedicated to the suffering of Christians from terrorism, war and religious fanaticism in the Middle East

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...as leaving the church because of its “soft” stance on Islam. Magdi Allam was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008 during the high-profile Easter Vigil service when the pope traditionally baptizes a handful of adults. Related search articles:pope benedict turns muslim pope benedict xvi become a muslim Benedict convert to Muslim pope benedict news muslim Pope Benedict XVI Becomes Mus...

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to become the first leader of the Catholic Church to resign since the Middle Ages has left a slew of unanswered questions

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Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to become the first leader of the Catholic Church to resign since the Middle Ages has left a slew of unanswered questions. In an official statement, Pope Benedict blamed his resignation on advancing years, saying declining health had left him unable to properly lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. “Having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to...

Pope Benedict XVI has officially resigned today, saying that he now "will simply be a pilgrim" starting his last journey on earth

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Pope Benedict XVI has officially resigned today, saying that he now “will simply be a pilgrim” starting his last journey on earth. The pontiff, aged 86, was earlier flown by helicopter from the Vatican to his retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome. His deputy, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is now in charge of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics until a new pope is elected next m...

Pope Benedict XVI's resigned starting with February 28

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Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation today is forcing the Vatican to consider some unusual questions. Here are 10 answers: 1. Name and title. He will be known as Pope emeritus, or Roman pontiff emeritus, the Vatican announced on Tuesday. He will also continue to be known by his papal title of Benedict XVI, rather than reverting to Joseph Ratzinger, and he will continue to be addressed as “...

Pope Benedict XVI has vowed "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his successor

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Pope Benedict XVI has vowed “unconditional obedience and reverence” to his successor. The pontiff was speaking on his final day in office at the Vatican to his cardinals, one of whom will be elected next month to replace him. Pope Benedict, 85, will leave for the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, later on Thursday. His deputy, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, will have temporary...

Sheikh Abu-Omar Al-mubarac is offering to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a Denver-area Muslim cemetery

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Pope Emeritus Benedict has returned to the Vatican, two months after becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years

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Pope Emeritus Benedict has returned to the Vatican, two months after becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years. The former pope was flown by helicopter from the Castel Gandolfo papal summer residence to live permanently in Vatican City. Greeted by Pope Francis as he arrived, Benedict was driven the short distance to his new accommodation. Ex-Pope Benedict, 86, was last seen in public on M...

Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square in the Vatican for Pope Benedict XVI's final general audience

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...ch begins on March 24. Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican for Pope Benedict XVI’s final general audience On Thursday the Pope will travel by helicopter to his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, about 15 miles south-east of Rome. He will cease to be Pope at 20:00 local time. After Benedict XVI steps down, he will become known as “pope emeritus...

Christmas celebrations started last night with Pope Benedict XVI holding a midnight mass service at a packed St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican

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...at a packed St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican   Wearing cream and gold colored vestments, Pope Benedict XVI proceeded into St. Peter’s Basilica standing on a moving platform – a new concession to spare the pontiff the fatigue of having to walk up and down the long center aisle. In his sermon, Pope Benedict lamented that Christmas has become an increasingly commercial celebration t...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has denied any role in covering up child abuse by priests, in his first public comments since retirement

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has denied any role in covering up child abuse by priests, in his first public comments since retirement. The former Pope addressed the issue in a detailed letter to a prominent atheist, which also covered many other matters. It is thought to be the first time that Benedict has publicly rejected personal responsibility for covering up abuse. Some critics say he must hav...

Pope Benedict announced his shock resignation in February and became the first pontiff to step down in 600 years

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Pope Emeritus Benedict has said he resigned after God told him during what he called a “mystical experience”, a Catholic news agency reported. Pope Benedict announced his shock resignation in February and became the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. “God told me to do it,” the Zenith agency quoted Benedict as saying to a visitor to the convent in the Vatican gardens where he is living out...

Pope Benedict XVI will not interfere in choosing his successor after his shock decision to resign at the end of the month

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Pope Benedict XVI will not interfere in choosing his successor after his shock decision to resign at the end of the month, the pontiff’s brother has said. Georg Ratzinger said the Pope would only “make himself available” if he were needed. Pope Benedict XVI said on Monday he would resign after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church because he was too old to contin...

Italian media claims Pope Benedict XVI resignation has been linked to a secret dossier from three cardinals claiming a “gay network” inside the Vatican

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...r archbishop of Palermo; and the Slovak cardinal Jozef Tomko. The cardinals launched the probe after Pope Benedict’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested and charged with stealing and leaking papal correspondence revealing how the Vatican was a centre of intrigue and infighting. Now La Repubblica claims the Pope quit because could not face the repercussions of dealing with the 300-page dossi...

Tens of thousands of pilgrims have attended Pope Benedict XVI’s Angelus prayer at St Peter's Square in Rome, one of the pontiff’s final public appearances

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Tens of thousands of pilgrims have attended Pope Benedict XVI’s Angelus prayer at St Peter’s Square in Rome, one of the pontiff’s final public appearances. Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down on February 28. The Pope recited the Angelus prayer and thanked all those who had prayed for him and shown him support over the past few days since his resignation. The Vatican has said it may hold the...

Pope Benedict XVI, German president, Christian Wulff, and his wife Bettina at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin

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Pope Benedict XVI has begun his first official visit to Germany, his native country. After arriving in Berlin, Pope Benedict XVI said he had come to the country to talk about Christianity, not politics. The Pope visit to Germany may be one of his most difficult to date, with strong protests expected against his teachings. Pope Benedict XVI, 84, is to address the German parliament and say Mass in...

Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed by the Mexican President Felipe Calderon

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Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Mexico, being greeted by thousands in central city of Guanajuato, and welcomed by President Felipe Calderon. The Pope is at the start of his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin-America. President Felipe Calderon said the visit had enormous importance as Mexico was suffering greatly from drug-related violence. Before his arrival, the Pope said it was vital “...

Pope Benedict XVI has held his last Mass as Pope in St Peter's Basilica in Rome following the shocking announcement of his resignation

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Pope Benedict XVI has held his last Mass as Pope in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome following the shocking announcement of his resignation. The pontiff presided over an Ash Wednesday ceremony marking the start of the Roman Catholic Church’s season of Lent. It came two days after the surprise announcement that Pope Benedict XVI, 85, was to retire at the end of the month. In his homily, Pop...

Pope Benedict XVI has hinted he will withdraw into seclusion after stepping down at the end of this month

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Pope Benedict XVI has hinted he will withdraw into seclusion after stepping down at the end of this month. “Even if I am withdrawing into prayer, I will always be close to all of you… even if I remain hidden to the world,” he told a meeting of Roman priests. Pope Benedict XVI, 85, shocked the world’s biggest Christian Church on Monday when he announced his resignation. The...

Vatican officials announced today that Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "pope emeritus" and will retain the honorific "His Holiness" after he abdicates on Thursday

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Vatican officials announced today that Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “pope emeritus” and will retain the honorific “His Holiness” after he abdicates on Thursday. He will also continue to be known by his papal title of Benedict XVI, rather than reverting to Josef Ratzinger. Pope Benedict will wear his distinctive white cassock without any cape or trimmings. He will sur...

President Raul Castro said Cuba shared the Pope Benedict's concerns over global poverty, inequality and environmental destruction

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Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Cuba for a three-day visit – the first papal visit to the communist-run island in 14 years. The Pontiff, who flew in from Mexico, was welcomed to the eastern city of Santiago by President Raul Castro. Pope Benedict XVI said he had come as a pilgrim of charity, and would pray for peace, liberty and reconciliation. The Pope also expressed sympathy for the R...

Pope Benedict XVI prays during the Mass held in Erfurt after the shooting incident.

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..., Germany, around one mile (1,6 kilometers) from the city’s main cathedral (Saint Mary), where Pope Benedict XVI was to celebrate Mass.   The shooting incident has occurred on the edge of the security zone about an hour before the Pope started his celebration of the Mass for around 30,000 people. The gun fires aimed at a security guard. Eckhard Deutschmann, a local police spokesman told...

Pope Benedict XVI was cheered by crowds as he made his first public appearance since resignation announcement at a weekly audience

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Pope Benedict XVI made his first public appearance since announcing his resignation and thanked the public for their “love and prayers”. The Pope was cheered by crowds as he entered and began speaking, at a weekly audience in a hall at the Vatican. Pope Benedict said he resigned because he was aware of his own diminishing spiritual and physical strength. Later he will hold what is exp...

More than 6.6 million people attended the papal events presided by Pope Francis from his election in March to the end of 2013

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...figures released by the Vatican, more than 6.6 million people attended the papal events presided by Pope Francis from his election in March to the end of 2013, compared to 2.3 million for former Pope Benedict in all of 2012. The figures were based on the number of tickets issued for papal events where they are needed, such as general audiences, Masses and private audiences. They were also based o...

Pope Francis was flown by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo for a private lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict

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Pope Francis has met his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, for a private lunch at Castel Gandolfo; the first time such a meeting has been possible for more than 600 years. Pope Francis was flown by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo for the private lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict. Benedict has lived at the lakeside castle south of Rome since last month, when he became the first pope in six ce...

Italian media have named the arrested man in Vatileaks scandal as Paolo Gabriele, a personal butler and assistant to Pope Benedict XVI and one of very few laymen to have access to the Pope's private apartments

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...s of confidential documents and letters to the media. Reports citing unnamed sources said he was the Pope Benedict’s personal butler. The “Vatileaks” scandal, as it is known, has enraged the Holy See. The leaks have revealed alleged corruption, mismanagement and internal conflicts. The Vatican said the person detained was being questioned by Vatican magistrates. Last month, Pope...